the nail files: going ape for cheetah (print)

Wohoo!! It's time for the nail files!

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I know that it's November 1st, but I still thought I'd share the mani I did to match my Halloween costume from last Saturday.

Here's what I used for my matching mani:

And here's what I did!

For the gradient, I started with one coat of Cleopatra, and then two coats with a sponge with both Cleopatra and Felicity. Click here to watch my gradient tutorial! When they were dry, I added a coat of Paris (from Julep, not pictured because I forgot, whoops) to the tips for some sparkle! 

For the leopard, I did two coats of Felicity, and then randomly put blobs of I'm Not Lion with a dotting tool. When that was dry, I went around the edges of the sparkle with Cleopatra (using a smaller dotting tool).

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